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Wandering Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna arcuata

Described by: Horsfield (1824)
Alternate common name(s): Wandering Whistling Duck, Wandering Whistling-duck, Diving Whistling-duck, Water Whistling-duck, Whistling Tree-duck, Wandering Tree-duck, Black-spotted Tree-duck
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia - 1972 © Hans&Judy Beste  Mackay, Queensland, Australia - Jul, 2005 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2001 © Hans&Judy Beste  Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia - Date unknown © Hans&Judy Beste 
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Greater Sundas, Sulawesi, Philippines; New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago and n. Australia;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) In Indonesia from Sumatra (Nias Is.), Java, Borneo, Lesser Sundas (Bali, Flores, Sumba, Roti, Timor), Sulawesi (Talaud Is.) to the Philippines.
(2) New Guinea, n. Australia (Broome region of ne. Western Australia, Fitzroy River, n. Northern Territory (Kakadu National Park), n. Queensland (Lake Barrine) from the Cape York Peninsula to ex. ne. New South Wales at Grafton.
(3) Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain) and formerly New Caledonia and the Fiji Is.(?).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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